Quick Facts


Over 1,000 faculty teach 608 medical students, 50 students in the physician assistant program, 111 students in the physical therapy program, and 337 graduate students.

Faculty also teach basic science classes to more than 5,000 undergraduate students from other UI colleges.

Profile of the 2016 entering class of medical students:

  • 152 students (including 11 in the MSTP program)
  • 101 Iowa residents
  • 61 women (40%)
  • 3.74 GPA


Match Day 2016 Results:

  • 52% of the class chose primary care specialties

  • 33% remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training

  • 27% are training at UI Hospitals and Clinics


Several specialties and programs are rated highly in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate college rankings:

  • Physician Assistant (Masters) Program, 2nd
  • Physical Therapy (Masters and Doctorate) Program, 5th
  • Rural Medicine, 11th

The College ranks 16th in primary care, and 29th in research.

25% of Iowa physicians have a role in helping educate UI medical students.

The Carver College of Medicine ranked eighth, according to business and technology website, Business Insider. The ranking appeared as part of the website's listing of "The 25 best medical schools in America."


Ranked 13th in the nation among public medical schools by 2017 U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the research enterprise received $217.8 million in external funding for FY2017.

Ranked 42nd in the nation by the National Institutes of Health.

Two faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Twelve faculty are members of the National Academy of Medicine.

Two faculty are members of the National Academies of Sciences.


316 faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

Faculty and staff provide clinical services at 243 outreach clinics serving 254 Iowa communities.

50% of Iowa’s 5,000 practicing physicians received some or all of their medical education at UI.


The UI Carver College of Medicine is comprised of 11 buildings that total approximately 1,392,850 gross square feet (gsf) of space. This yields about 921,000 net square feet of usable space, which is devoted to research, education, and administrative and event activities.

The recently completed Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building provides a home for high-risk, high reward biomedical research and has added approximately 250,000 gsf of research space.